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by kiwigeo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 71
Views: 3647

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Yes a catch up is long overdue.
Cal wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:51 pm
Yep, that’s him :)
We will have to do a catch up again at some stage Martin, this ukulele will be gone at the end of the week so maybe once I get the other one finished so you can see my mistakes in person :D
by kiwigeo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 71
Views: 3647

Re: New to the group and guitar building

I thought he looked familiar. I mentioned that I met home in the main street of Stirling one time...he was lugging a biscuit tin banjo.
Cal wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:37 pm
Yep, that’s Dig (who I told you about in Stirling) he is a very good player. Sounds better than I thought it would, I must learn how to play one day :wink:
by kiwigeo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build - Trevor Gore
Topic: Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Measuring beyond the decimal place for distances >600mm

If you can't afford a micrometer these are far cheaper :mrgreen:
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by kiwigeo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 71
Views: 3647

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Another multi talented Postie? Nice work Cal....its always nice to hear the fruits of your labours.
Cal wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:17 pm
A short video of a friend playing the ukulele.
https://youtu.be/VYzndJW2nP0
by kiwigeo
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Router Table and Router

Are you using that machine for doing truss rod slots? That table looks a bit on the short side. For what it’s worth I bought this router table. It’s very small and quite useful. https://www.axminster.co.uk/ujk-technology-otoro-compact-palm-router-table-ax978206 This is all U.K. based but I would be ...
by kiwigeo
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Router Table and Router
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Router Table and Router

I splashed out on a Unilift router lifter and then made up my own table...not hard to do. Routing truss rod channels is just so much easier on a table.
by kiwigeo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Definition of a Ukulele
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Definition of a Ukulele

Without doing in depth research I believe a majority of modern mandolins have double metal strings or courses while ukes are predominantly single nylon stringed instruments. A lot of mandolins have carved backs and tops whereas ukes are predominantly flat topped and backed. I've built several ukulel...
by kiwigeo
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: New GST rules

The steam heritage railway I volunteer at here in SA just received a 100 litres of valve oil from the UK...no GST applied.

The current government is too busy working out who's in charge to be worried about GST and other matters.
by kiwigeo
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New to the group and guitar building
Replies: 71
Views: 3647

Re: New to the group and guitar building

Nice work Cal!! You had a few challenges there but you finally got there in the end.
by kiwigeo
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel
Replies: 16
Views: 754

Re: Lutz/Blackheart Sass Hybrid Nylon, venetian cutawy & arm bevel

Trent did you make any modifications to the bridge design after you failures? I notice the "valley" between the tie block and the saddle ramp doesn't extend all the way across the bridge top.
by kiwigeo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Mirotone PC 3220 - what is the resin?
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: Mirotone PC 3220 - what is the resin?

old_picker wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:15 pm
This morning when I looked at the formulation published by the makers, the resins are not disclosed. Who knows what it might be.
The MSDS sometimes gives a few clues but in this case it appears to only list the component compounds.
by kiwigeo
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Flat sawn timber for SS Acoustic neck?

I've used flat sawn Fijian mahogany of a couple of steel string necks...no problems so far. If you're worried about stability then you can always rip the blanks and laminate the strips so grain is running normal to the fretboard face.
by kiwigeo
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Ukulele Need Of TLC
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Ukulele Need Of TLC

mickeyj4j wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:59 am
That is cool. A luither told me once he repared a fretoard that was cracked with black CA sperglue. May have been different color timber..
It would have been an ebony fretboard. Rosewood is an open pored wood so you're probably looking at the pores.
by kiwigeo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Liscence Plate CBG
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Liscence Plate CBG

Nice work.....
by kiwigeo
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Gallery
Topic: Liscence Plate CBG
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Liscence Plate CBG

Hang on that's a US license plate....is it allowed on the road in NZ?? :(
by kiwigeo
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Blush - Yeccchhh
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Blush - Yeccchhh

Too much blush...you see this a lot. One of our finishing experts will be along shortly to provide advice.
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by kiwigeo
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: Well, here we are, what now?!
Replies: 20
Views: 1017

Re: Well, here we are, what now?!

A handy tip to those contemplating applying for a Visa to enter Australia.....put down "Au Pair" as your occupation on the application form, the visa will be virtually automatic :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: More on dust extraction
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: More on dust extraction

So THAT'S why the air is always fresher in Strahalbyn? :mrgreen:
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

For Jet parts Ive used these guys a couple of times and service has been good - https://www.ereplacementparts.com/jet-s ... 32661.html
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

Cal wrote:
Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:27 pm
No intention of opening a can of worms on dust extraction but have a look at the woodwork forum, information is good for your lungs. http://www.woodworkforums.com/f200
I use a 3hp unit with 150mm ducting, it really is the minimum that will keep you healthy.
Great link thanks Cal.
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

A 1hp extractor will work as long as you don't mind swapping hoses around between machines. I do this with my 2HP machine as I haven't yet got around to fitting some permanent ducting. With a drum sander a 2HP machine will give better results.....your sandpaper rolls will last longer and there'll le...
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

If you're running a 1HP extractor you'd simply be struggling to get rid of the dust fast enough if you had both machines running at the same time. The 1HP extractors are basically designed to be attached to only one machine at a time. Yeah I’m in Australia, that would explain the problems I’ve been ...
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

Joseph are you in Australia or the US?...the Beighly is being sold in US but not sure if it sells here in Australia. Re venting exhaust straight from your extractor to the outside.....convenient for you but if you've got any neighbours nearby they might not appreciate it. The 1HP extractor will do t...
by kiwigeo
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: How big a drumsander?
Replies: 17
Views: 463

Re: How big a drumsander?

Keep in mind that you will need more than a hobby dust exrtractor to go along with it. These things make a lot of fine dust and need heaps of suction for them to work. Also the cloth bags that come with many dust extractors aren't suitable. Get the pleated cartridge type. Forgot to mention that I u...
by kiwigeo
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Instrument Builders Forum
Topic: New GST rules
Replies: 21
Views: 1547

Re: New GST rules

Government far too busy trying to work out who's in charge :mrgreen: I order lots from overseas from various suppliers, some companies are already charging and collecting gst, whilst others are not, I think the government will slowly get everyone collecting but early days, no forwarding company like...